Whiteboard Coding is a Terrible Way to Evaluate CandidatesOur industry needs to own up to something we’ve all known for a long time: whiteboard coding interviews suck.
Imagine a lawyer in a job interview being asked to write a landmark Supreme Court dissenting opinion from memory on a whiteboard.
Whiteboard coding interviews create and reinforce monocultures.
They eliminate people who don’t have the means to buy books, take classes, or spend all their time studying for whiteboard interviews (the fact that there’s a whole cottage industry around whiteboard interview prep is prima facie evidence that whiteboard coding is not the same as on-the-job coding).
The bottom line is we don’t need whiteboard interviews.

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